UBC Faculty Research and Publications

Successful Liver Transplantation in a Patient With Acute COVID-19 Infection and Acute Liver Failure : A Case Report Kidson, Kristen; Park, Jeieung; Charles, Marthe; Omar, Mahmoud; Krajden, Mel; Wright, Alissa; Hussaini, Trana; Kim, Peter T. W.; Chung, Stephen W.; Yoshida, Eric


Current liver transplantation societies recommend recipients with active coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) be deferred from transplantation for at least 2 wks, have symptom resolution and at least 1 negative severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) test. This approach does not address patients who require urgent transplantation and will otherwise die from liver failure. We report a successful orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) in a patient with active COVID19 infection. This is only the second to be reported worldwide and the first in Canada.

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